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Refrigerator



Top 10 Front Load Washers

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Frigidaire FAFS4174NW Frigidaire
FAFS4174NW

Affinity Series
Capacity: 3.9 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1049
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

14/10

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.4

Factor
Water

2.7

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$269

Per Cu Ft
LG WM8000HWA LG
WM8000HWA

Mega Capacity
Capacity: 5.1 cu ft
Width: 29"
MSRP: $1399
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

14/12

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.5

Factor
Water

3

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$274

Per Cu Ft
Samsung WF395BTPAWR Samsung
WF395BTPAWR

Front Load
Capacity: 3.9 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $999
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

13/10

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.3

Factor
Water

2.9

Factor
Warranty

5/3

Motor/Tub
Price

$256

Per Cu Ft
LG WM3070HWA LG
WM3070HWA

TurboWash
Capacity: 3.7 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $999
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

12/11

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.1

Factor
Water

3.3

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$270

Per Cu Ft
LG WM3470HWA LG
WM3470HWA

TurboWash
Capacity: 4 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1099
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

12/11

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.2

Factor
Water

3.3

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$275

Per Cu Ft
Samsung WF393BTPAWR Samsung
WF393BTPAWR

Front Load
Capacity: 3.9 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $999
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

11/10

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.3

Factor
Water

2.9

Factor
Warranty

5/3

Motor/Tub
Price

$256

Per Cu Ft
Samsung WF405ATPAWR Samsung
WF405ATPAWR

Front Load
Capacity: 4 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1099
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

13/7

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.4

Factor
Water

2.9

Factor
Warranty

5/3

Motor/Tub
Price

$275

Per Cu Ft
LG WM8000HVA LG
WM8000HVA

Mega Capacity
Capacity: 5.1 cu ft
Width: 29"
MSRP: $1499
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

14/12

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.5

Factor
Water

3

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$294

Per Cu Ft
Frigidaire FAFS4174NA Frigidaire
FAFS4174NA

Affinity Series
Capacity: 3.9 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1149
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

14/10

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.4

Factor
Water

2.7

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$295

Per Cu Ft
Frigidaire FAFS4174NR Frigidaire
FAFS4174NR

Affinity Series
Capacity: 3.9 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1149
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

14/10

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.4

Factor
Water

2.7

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$295

Per Cu Ft



Top 10 Top Load Washers

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LG WT5170HW LG
WT5170HW

WaveForce
Capacity: 4.7 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1099
Cleaning

Sanitize

Capability
Cycles

14/12

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.8

Factor
Water

3.7

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$234

Per Cu Ft
LG WT5070CW LG
WT5070CW

WaveForce
Capacity: 4.7 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $999
Cleaning

HEwash

Capability
Cycles

12/12

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.8

Factor
Water

3.7

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$213

Per Cu Ft
Samsung WA50F9A8DSW Samsung
WA50F9A8DSW

HE Top Load
Capacity: 5 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1099
Cleaning

Sanitize

Capability
Cycles

15/11

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.7

Factor
Water

3.7

Factor
Warranty

5/3

Motor/Tub
Price

$220

Per Cu Ft
LG WT5170HV LG
WT5170HV

WaveForce
Capacity: 4.7 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1199
Cleaning

Sanitize

Capability
Cycles

14/12

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.8

Factor
Water

3.7

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$255

Per Cu Ft
GE GTWS8650DWS GE
GTWS8650DWS

High Efficiency
Capacity: 5 cu ft
Width: 28"
MSRP: $1299
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

13/13

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.7

Factor
Water

3.5

Factor
Warranty

1/1

Motor/Tub
Price

$260

Per Cu Ft
Samsung WA50F9A6DSW Samsung
WA50F9A6DSW

HE Top Load
Capacity: 5 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $999
Cleaning

HEwash

Capability
Cycles

13/10

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.7

Factor
Water

3.7

Factor
Warranty

5/3

Motor/Tub
Price

$200

Per Cu Ft
Samsung WA50F9A7DSW Samsung
WA50F9A7DSW

HE Top Load
Capacity: 5 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $999
Cleaning

HEwash

Capability
Cycles

15/11

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.7

Factor
Water

3.7

Factor
Warranty

5/3

Motor/Tub
Price

$200

Per Cu Ft
Samsung WA50F9A7DSP Samsung
WA50F9A7DSP

HE Top Load
Capacity: 5 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1099
Cleaning

HEwash

Capability
Cycles

15/11

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.7

Factor
Water

3.7

Factor
Warranty

5/3

Motor/Tub
Price

$220

Per Cu Ft
Samsung WA50F9A8DSP Samsung
WA50F9A8DSP

HE Top Load
Capacity: 5 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1199
Cleaning

Sanitize

Capability
Cycles

15/11

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.7

Factor
Water

3.7

Factor
Warranty

5/3

Motor/Tub
Price

$240

Per Cu Ft
GE GTWS8655DMC GE
GTWS8655DMC

High Efficiency
Capacity: 5 cu ft
Width: 28"
MSRP: $1399
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

13/13

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.7

Factor
Water

3.5

Factor
Warranty

1/1

Motor/Tub
Price

$280

Per Cu Ft

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Washer Dryer Reviews by Type

Before you read the washer dryer reviews, it's important to know what type of washing machine or dryer you're looking for. Here's an overview of the main types:

Front Load Washer Front Load Washers
  • Tumbling versus agitation is gentler on fabrics.
  • Spins clothes faster which reduces costly dryer time.
  • Uses less water and energy per load.
  • Requires a special low-sudsing detergent.
  • Purchase costs are about 25% higher than a top load.
Top Load Washer Top Load Washers
  • Purchase price is lower, but operating costs are higher.
  • Easier access to wash tub clothes.
  • High-efficiency, no-agitator models available.
  • Uses regular, lower-cost detergent.
  • Cannot be stacked with dryer to save space.
Electric Dryer Electric Dryers
  • Purchase price is about 10% less than gas dryers.
  • Operating costs are a little higher in most areas.
  • Tends to require less maintenance due to less parts.
  • Better choice if gas hook-up isn’t already available.
  • Requires a 240 volt outlet.
Gas Dryer Gas Dryers
  • Purchase price is about 10% more than electric.
  • Provides long-term cost savings in most areas.
  • Clothes can potentially dry a little faster.
  • Gas heat is slightly gentler on fabrics.
  • Requires gas hook-up and professional installation.



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